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About the Hospital

General Hospital, Ernakulam is a silent crusader in the field of community services in its own dedicated way. It is the biggest and the most well equipped Govt. hospital in Kerala. General Hospital Ernakulam is the one and only NABH Accredited General Hospital in the state. The hospital was started in 1845 by the Maharaja of Cochin. Since then the Hospital has come a long way with the commitment and passion of dedicated healthcare professionals. The hospital administration was taken over by government of Kerala after the state was formed and is presently under the control of the Directorate of Health Services.

The hospital also got the prestigious national level ‘Kayakalp’ Award with prize money of Rs.50 Lakhs. General Hospital Ernakulam also got the FICCI award for Best Hospital in Public Sector in 2012. The hospital has 783 beds and the daily outpatient turnover is an excess of 2500 patients. The Institution has state of the art diagnostic facilities including Regional Diagnostic Lab, MRI, CT, and Cath lab for Angiogram, Colour Doppler Study. The hospital has a Therapeutic Dietary department which provides free four nutritious meals and evening tea and snacks prepared under stringent hygienic conditions to the patients at their bed side at free of cost.  General hospital Ernakulam has been providing quality health care to a large population in Ernakulam and neighboring districts as well and has virtually became lifeline for the poor and underprivileged.

 Awards Won by the Hospital

  • NABH  Accreditation in 2011 and Reaccredited on 2014
  • “KAYAKALP Award” 2016 presented by Sri. J.P Nadda Hon. Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare on 16/03/2016.
  • To ensure Donor screening through effective system of quality assurance.
  • Award from Pollution Control Board from 2011 to 2016.
  • FICCI AWARD 2012 for Operational Excellence in the Public Sector (National Level).
  • Best Hospital Award from NHM in 2012.
  • LAQSHYA Certification in 2019
  • “KAYAKALP Award” 2021

Quality Initiatives

  • NQAS Accreditation
  • NABH Accreditation in 2011 and Reaccreditation in 2014 & in 2017
  • Safe I Certification
  • Model Injection Room
  • MMR
  • Sepsis Management Programme
  • Kayakalp
  • LAQSHYA Certification in 2019

The hospital has following departments:





General Medicine

General Surgery

Obstetrics and Gynecology



Physical medicine and Rehabilitation


Radiation Oncology

Super Specialty departments


Cardio Vascular Surgery




Paediatric Surgery

Plastic Surgery